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PLA Symposium 2014

Experimental Methods and Linguistic Theory

March 28 - 29 (Fri - Sat), Matthews Hall Room 304 (map)

Keynote speaker: Dr. Gregory Ward, Professor of Linguistics at Northwestern University

Keynote title: A Pragmatic Analysis of a Focus-Indicating Modal: That would be would

The 9th PLA Student Symposium endeavors to provide undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctorate researchers from various linguistic fields an opportunity to interact with those both inside and outside their respective disciplines.

The Symposium General Session, which will be held on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, spotlights original research by students in various fields informed by linguistic theory. In addition to the General Session, on Saturday we will also host a Special Session, the theme of which will be Experimental Methods in Linguistics. The Special Session will begin with a Keynote Address by our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Gregory Ward of Northwestern University. The title of Dr. Ward's speech is 'A Pragmatic Analysis of a Focus-Indicating Modal: That would be would'.

Registration Form: Google Form

We really appreciate it if you could register by March 27.

Program and Schedule:

March 28th, Friday
TimePaper TitleAuthor(s)AbstractSlides
3:00 - 3:30PMReception / Registration   
3:30 - 4:00PMA Constructional Account of the Close Apposition in EnglishPark, Seulkee and Kim, Jong-Bok (Kyung Hee University)PDFPDF
4:00 - 4:30PMAnaphors vs. pronouns: differences at the numerationGallar Sanchez, Carmen (ILLA- CSIC)PDFPDF
4:30 - 4:45PMBreak   
4:45 - 5:15PMThe German Perfect as an Emergent StructureConcu, Valentina (Purdue University) PDFPDF
5:15 - 5:45PMComparing the Results of Analyzing Learner Corpora Using Multiple Annotation SystemsBenzschawel, Eric (Indiana University- Bloomington) PDFPDF

March 29th, Saturday
TimePaper TitleAuthor(s)AbstractSlides
8:00 - 8:30AMReception / Registration   
8:30 - 9:00AMPerfective Gerund Complement Constructions in Ecuadorian Spanish of the AndesVela, Alejandra (Purdue University)PDFPDF
9:00 - 9:30AMThe Obligatory Object Shifting in Mandarin Light Verb ConstructionLong, Yanyu (Purdue University)PDFPDF
9:30 - 9:45AMBreak   
9:45 - 10:15AMThe Role of Input in Young Children's Production in Onset and Coda PositionsWang, Yuanyuan (Purdue University)PDFPDF
10:15 - 10:45AMThe Case of the Thirteen Camels: Eyetracking data show that contrary to phonological theory listeners prefer stress clash patterns to stress-shifted alternativesKimball, Amelia and Watson, Duane (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)PDFPDF
10:45 - 11:00AMBreak   
11:00 - 11:30AMA unified semantic analysis of classifiers and reduplication across nominal and verbal domainsLam, Charles (Purdue University)PDFPDF
11:30 - 12:00PM"Sounds Feminine" vs. Feminine Sounds: Perceived Iconicity in Gendered Product NamesOsterhaus, Ellen (Purdue University)PDFPDF
12:00 - 1:00PMBreak   
1:00 - 2:30PMKeynote speechGregory Ward (Northwestern University)PDFPDF
2:30 - 2:45PMBreak   
2:45 - 3:15PMThe effects of pitch on categorical perception of Korean stops as a second languagePark, Ho Eun (University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee)PDFPDF
3:15 - 3:45PMThe (Statistical) Power of Amazon Mechanical TurkKimball, Amelia (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)PDFPDF
3:45 - 4:15PMToward a prenominal Syntax? A brief look at statistical alternationsSchenkoske, Laurel (University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee)PDFPDF



Join us on Friday and Saturday evening for dinner!

Friday: Scotty's Brewhouse
Saturday: Bruno's Big O's Sports Room

Click here for a flyer with restaurant details and directions.

Call for Paper: pdf